Quarantine (DOS)

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Description

In Quarantine, you play the part of a taxi driver, desperate to escape from the violent prison city of Kemo. Deliver passengers to their destinations, so you can earn money to upgrade your cab, and take on undercover missions in the hope that somehow you can find a way out. An impressive array of cab-mounted weaponry will help you to survive.

Screenshots

Quarantine DOS Slamming into a pedestrian  :-)
Quarantine DOS The misty Wharf. Note my bumper with plastic explosive!
Quarantine DOS Intro sequence
Quarantine DOS Your trusty UZI for strafing psycho-pedestrians

Alternate Titles

  • "デススロットル 隔絶都市からの脱出" -- Japanese Saturn spelling
  • "Hard Rock Cab" -- Japanese PSX title
  • "Death Throttle: Kakuzetsu Toshi kara no Dasshutsu" -- Japanese Saturn title

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User Reviews

Fondest memories of this amazing game Corey McGuire (3) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A fast-paced, maniacal 3d 'driving' game. RmM (64) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
Futuristic Action with a great plot Apogee IV (2333) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Let's get a cab! Emepol (1558) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
Up there for best game of all time, if you can get it to work Chad Henshaw (32) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
One of the best games I've ever played. hydra9 (3830) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Dec, 1994 92 out of 100 92
MikroBitti Dec, 1994 85 out of 100 85
PC Format (UK) Dec, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Nov, 1994 79 out of 100 79
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec 01, 1994 64 out of 100 64
PC Joker Nov, 1994 63 out of 100 63
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1995 62 out of 100 62
Play Time Dec, 1994 60 out of 100 60
High Score Apr, 1995 2 out of 5 40

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Trivia

Like Sam Jeffreys I also decided to write a little note of appreciation to Ray Larabie, and also took the chance to ask him how Gametek managed to find all the cool music for the game. Here's what he wrote:

"That’s funny, I was just talking about Hoverboy today!

The only band that made it over here was You Am I who had a top 40 hit with “Soldiers”. It’s one of my favourite juvey, teen-angst songs, up there with Pleasant Valley Sunday by the Monkees.

Gametek knew someone who knew someone who ran a very inexpensive film production company in Oz. I think they did music videos but I’m not sure. They did the FMV for another Gametek game … dome D&D thing and it was extremely funny! I forget what it was called but the video was great. I believe that Simon Day was the connection with the bands … Drake himself! I still feel like I’ve never made a cool game since Quarantine. GTA London was kind of cool but it’s no Q-tine. The group of 5 guys who put Q-tine together are still working in the same office. Right now were doing a game based on the 1979 cult movie, the Warriors. Rod Humble, the producer is producing (or directing, I forget) the next Everquest title."


hydra9 (3830) added Quarantine (DOS) on Mar 13, 1999
Other platforms contributed by AkibaTechno (248), Kabushi (156872) and Jeanne (75420)